- 116 patients
- Forty-one (35.3%) patients experienced post-injection pain. The mean duration of symptoms was 3.9 days.
- At 6 months, 81 (69.8%) patients were discharged successfully and, at a mean of 23.2 months, did not require re-referral;
- 29 (25%) had surgery; and six (5.2%) were referred for a spinal opinion.
Shoulder Elbow. 2017 Jul;9(3):188-194.
The incidence of flare reaction and short-term outcome following steroid injection in the shoulder.
Fawi HMT et al
Comment – people need to be advised things could get worse before they are better 1/3 of time lasting 4 days